Headstrong Lil King or Lil King-S?

darrenwatson

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Hi,

I am looking for a replacement for my Victorilux (6L6, 3x10) because I find I can never run it where I want to without simply being way too loud.

I am looking at getting a Lil King or maybe the S model?

I am worried the S might still be too loud and the Lil King might be too quiet?

Any thoughts appreciated greatly.
 

dividedsky

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The Lil King with a 12 is actually a very loud amp imo. In fact it's too loud for me to use in my bedroom. Well I can play it on 2 to 2.5 but no louder. The S is going to be louder than a Deluxe. If you need the headroom the S is the way to go though as the Lil King will obviously break up sooner.
 

darrenwatson

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I'm leaning towards the Lil King and hope it's enough for the medium sized gigs I'm doing at the moment..... I KNOW it'll be the right tone.

I've been using a Victoria 20112 (that's a narrow panel Deluxe clone) ('cause my Victorilux is too loud) and finding it too flubby and, well frankly 'tweedy' at full volume. That plus I'm addicted to the god-like reverb and trem on the 'Lux.

Has anyone ABed a tweed Deluxe with an original PR or the Lil King? How do they compare volume-wise? I know they SOUND different but if they're in the same volume ballpark the Lil King will probably do...

I usually like to run my amps dimed and control everything from the guitar... not really a pedal fan
 

rhollyday

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Never played a Lil' King but I did own a Clark Kayan which is another Princeton repro with a 12" speaker. I currently own a Lil' King-S and I would say it is quite a bit louder than the Kayan ever was and a bit slightly louder than a Deluxe Reverb. Hope that helps.
 

Jim Soloway

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I'm leaning towards the Lil King and hope it's enough for the medium sized gigs I'm doing at the moment..... I KNOW it'll be the right tone.

I've been using a Victoria 20112 (that's a narrow panel Deluxe clone) ('cause my Victorilux is too loud) and finding it too flubby and, well frankly 'tweedy' at full volume. That plus I'm addicted to the god-like reverb and trem on the 'Lux.

Has anyone ABed a tweed Deluxe with an original PR or the Lil King? How do they compare volume-wise? I know they SOUND different but if they're in the same volume ballpark the Lil King will probably do...

I usually like to run my amps dimed and control everything from the guitar... not really a pedal fan

If you dime a 1x12 Lil' King, it's incredibly loud.
 

darrenwatson

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If you dime a 1x12 Lil' King, it's incredibly loud.

Well, the amp is always on 10 but I hardly ever go there on the guitar.... Wayne has actually recommended a LK-S given my circumstances so I think I'm gonna trust him and just order one.... :BluesBros

can't wait....
 

In Tune

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Well, the amp is always on 10 but I hardly ever go there on the guitar.... Wayne has actually recommended a LK-S given my circumstances so I think I'm gonna trust him and just order one.... :BluesBros

can't wait....
Congrats,, I would go with Wayne on Dis Wan....I wish I had this amp. Sounds like the ultimate grab and go box.
Let us know how it works for you...:drink
 

Jim Soloway

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Well, the amp is always on 10 but I hardly ever go there on the guitar.... Wayne has actually recommended a LK-S given my circumstances so I think I'm gonna trust him and just order one.... :BluesBros

can't wait....

In that case I have a really simple answer: trust Wayne. He one of those rare folks who really understands when you tell him what you want. If he's recommending an LK-S, then he's probably right.
 

RCCola

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The Lil King and S are talked about in the newest issue of Tonequest as an FYI.

I've never tried either.
 

mad dog

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I plugged into a sweet old BF princeton reverb and that Lil King last weekend. Very different amps. The Lil King is way louder, has a different presence. For playing out, I'd grab the Lil King on problem. A lot of small amps sound constricted. This one doesn't.
 
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My Lil' King with the 12" speaker is very loud. Incredible tone & dynamics.
Haven't tried the S yet,but would like to.
 




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